What does lowly mean?

Definitions for lowly
ˈloʊ lilow·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. humble, low, lowly, modest, smalladjective

    low or inferior in station or quality

    "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings"

  2. junior-grade, lower-ranking, lowly, petty(a), secondary, subalternadjective

    inferior in rank or status

    "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"

  3. humble, menial, lowlyadjective

    used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)

  4. base, baseborn, humble, lowlyadjective

    of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)

    "baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth"


  1. lowlyadverb

    In a low manner; humbly; meekly; modestly.

  2. lowlyadverb

    In a low condition; meanly.

  3. lowlyadjective

    Not high; not elevated in place; low.

  4. lowlyadjective

    Low in rank or social importance.

  5. lowlyadjective

    Not lofty or sublime; humble.

  6. lowlyadjective

    Having a low esteem of one's own worth; humble; meek; free from pride.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lowlyadjective

    not high; not elevated in place; low

    Etymology: [Low, a. + -ly.]

  2. Lowlyadjective

    low in rank or social importance

    Etymology: [Low, a. + -ly.]

  3. Lowlyadjective

    not lofty or sublime; humble

    Etymology: [Low, a. + -ly.]

  4. Lowlyadjective

    having a low esteem of one's own worth; humble; meek; free from pride

    Etymology: [Low, a. + -ly.]

  5. Lowlyadverb

    in a low manner; humbly; meekly; modestly

    Etymology: [Low, a. + -ly.]

  6. Lowlyadverb

    in a low condition; meanly

    Etymology: [Low, a. + -ly.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lowly in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lowly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of lowly in a Sentence

  1. Jesus Christ:

    Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

  2. William Shakespeare:

    'T is better to be lowly born, And range with humble livers in content, Than to be perked up in a glistering grief, And wear a golden sorrow.

  3. Jeffrey Jaensubhakij:

    Over the year, what we've seen is that for a long term, emerging markets are still quite lowly priced or reasonably priced, and earnings potential is also quite good. So from a long-term perspective, it's reasonably attractive.

  4. Lao Tzu:

    The best man is like water. Water is good it benefits all things and does not compete with them. It dwells in lowly places that all disdain. This is why it is so near to Tao.

  5. David Gortler:

    Going back to my Yale days when I was a lowly fellow inside of a molecular biology lab, I had to work with RNA myself, he tells NPR. And RNA is something which is very, very delicate and it can be inactivated, just like — we used to joke — just by looking at it the wrong way.

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